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New Pio editors this semester

Jean Marie Dreyer
February 5, 2012
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My name is Jean Marie Dreyer, and I am the new Chief Copy Editor for The Pioneer. Although this is my last semester at Whitman College, I feel extremely lucky to have the opportunity to work with such a talented, fun and hard-working group of people.  I joined the newspaper to continue to develop my editi...

Presenting the spring 2012 Pio editors!

Presenting the spring 2012 Pio editors!

Sara Rasmussen
January 31, 2012
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Back row, from left to right: Senior Reporter Rachel Alexander '13, Humor Editor Cari Cortez '13, Web Editor Sara Rasmussen '12, Feature Editor Kelsey Kennedy '12, A&E Editor Caitlin Hardee '12, Illustration Editor Binta Loos-Diallo '12, Managing Editor Cara Lowry '12, Web Content Editor Josh Goodman '12, Editor-in-Chief Patricia Vanderbilt '12, Sports Editor Libby A...

Pioneer design blog #1

Pioneer design blog #1

Ted Hendershot
January 31, 2012
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Hi! Welcome to the first in a series of blog entries about the making of the print edition of the Whitman Pioneer. My name is Ted Hendershot, and I'm responsible for the design of the print edition and its weekly layout. I'm proud to announce the new production staff. Beginning with the coming issue, no. 2, these ...

Exciting additions to the Pio’s website

Josh Goodman
January 31, 2012
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The Pio is expanding its web presence, and I for one am excited!  I'm the Pio's web content editor, a new position created to help make whitmanpioneer.com a destination that expands beyond what appears in print each week. Some of the additions to the Pio's website this semester: - Pio blogs. These include an environment...

Welcome to the Editors’ Blog

Patricia Vanderbilt
January 31, 2012
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It's 2 a.m. on Thursday morning, and most of Whitman's students are asleep or holed up in the library chugging out a paper. But in a corner office on the second floor of Reid Campus Center, the editors and managers of The Pioneer are finishing boxes of pizza and arguing over headlines. Production Manager ...

First impressions of Amman, Jordan

leslimeekins
January 24, 2012
Filed under Off-Campus Blogs

Greetings from Amman, Jordan! (Or, as the Jordanian would say, اهلاÙ‹ Ùˆ سهلاÙ‹) I've been here for four days now, and so far I have found that Jordanians are very excited to meet Americans: my exchanges have...

Alex Norman’s Study Abroad Blog: Friends

Alex Norman’s Study Abroad Blog: Friends

Alex Norman
December 21, 2011
Filed under Off-Campus Blogs

Well, my computer crashed the day after I submitted my Independent Study Project (phew, that was close!) and I'm actually back home sweet home in Olympia, WA for the holidays. Rather than abandon the last couple of posts I had planned to make last week, however, I'd like to use them now to reflect upon...

Alex Norman’s Study Abroad Blog: Finding Financial Assistance for Your Off-Campus Program

Alex Norman’s Study Abroad Blog: Finding Financial Assistance for Your Off-Campus Program

Alex Norman
November 22, 2011
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I figure there is no better time than right after a showcase of my camel ride in the Sahara to speak a bit about how I got here. If you are a Whitman student who is interested in studying abroad but reliant on financial aid to do so, then here are a few tips: 1: If you are already receiving financial...

Alex Norman’s Study Abroad Blog: Camels, Macaques, Schoolgirls and Dune Boys

Alex Norman’s Study Abroad Blog: Camels, Macaques, Schoolgirls and Dune Boys

Alex Norman
November 22, 2011
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Well, as usual, this post is a bit overdue, but a couple weeks ago we had our Southern Excursion and WOW, what a trip! To be sure, we spent much of our time travelling to the Middle Atlas, Ouarzazate, Merzouga, the High Atlas, Marrakech and Essaouira in a bus, but each stop we made was well worth the...

Ben Lerchin
January 16, 2010
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U2’s “Free” Concert: You’re Doing it Wrong

Blair Hanley Frank
November 10, 2009
Filed under Opinion Writers' Blogs

To celebrate the fall of the Berlin Wall 20 years ago today, world-famous rock group U2 held a free concert at the Brandenburg Gate. Free, in this case, means that the tickets were free of charge, not that anyone could go and see the aforementioned concert. In fact, in a case of what I certainly hope...

Descend into “Descent”

Blair Hanley Frank
October 27, 2009
Filed under Opinion Writers' Blogs

With the release of J.C. Hutchins's novel "7th Son: Descent," the Pio is partnering with several other blogs and content authors to release a 100-page, Special Edition PDF excerpt of the book, but we're doing it with a twist. From today until Thursday Nov. 6, I'll be taking submissions of reviews...

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